March Madness O.R. Style Sheldon Jacobson, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
It’s spring, and a young man’s fancy turns to, well, um, college basketball. Operations researchers are here to make sure your heart’s desire (winning your office pool) comes true. Sheldon Jacobson of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign returns this year to share his approach to bracketology, the forecasting of odds in the NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Championship. Listen to him and visit his website at bracketodds.cs.illinois.edu/. You can even revisit his 2011 appearance with Georgia Tech's Joel Sokol by clicking here.
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